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David Van Wie | Storied Waters: 35 Fabled Fly-Fishing Destinations and the Writers and Artists Who Made Them Famous

d van wieStoried Waters chronicles the author’s six-week odyssey from Maine to Wisconsin and back to explore and fly fish America’s most storied waters and celebrate the writers and artists who made them famous. 

In a 5,000-mile trip through eight states, Van Wie follows and fishes in the footsteps of giants: Thoreau, Hemingway, Robert Traver, Corey Ford, Louise Dickinson Rich, Aldo Leopold, Winslow Homer and many more. 

With an easy, conversational writing voice, Van Wie delivers an eclectic mix of travel narrative, natural history, fishing tips and advice, as well as a deep (but sometimes humorously irreverent) appreciation for the writers who have created such a rich legacy of stories about fishing over the past 200 years.

David A. Van Wie writes a monthly column for The Maine Sportsman magazine, has published feature articles in Northern Woodlands magazine and the Maine Sunday Telegram. He is coauthor of The Confluence: A Collection of Essays, Art and Tall Tales about Fly-fishing & Friendship. After a 35-year career in environmental consulting and government (director of Bureau of Land and Water Quality, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and member of Maine House of Representatives in the 124th Legislature), he now writes and lives in Lyme, New Hampshire. 

Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Please call 802-649-1114 or email info@norwichbookstore.com to save a seat.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
Storied Waters: 35 Fabled Fly-Fishing Destinations and the Writers & Artists Who Made Them Famous Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811738200
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call or email to confirm availability)
Published: Stackpole Books - September 17th, 2019

Storied Waters chronicles the author's six-week odyssey from Maine to Wisconsin and back to explore and fly fish America's most storied waters and celebrate the writers and artists who made them famous.


The Confluence: A Collection of Essays, Art & Tall Tales about Fly-Fishing & Friendship Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781942155126
Availability: Special Order (call or email to check availability)
Published: Peter E. Randall Publisher - May 3rd, 2016

Seven lifelong friends head north each June to a remote cabin at the confluence of the Dead Diamond and Swift Diamond Rivers. What started as a single fishing trip has evolved over twenty-plus years into an annual retreat to the mystical environs of the Dartmouth College Grant, far from the workaday world and vibrant with brotherhood, creativity and reflection.